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Hmong Discontinuity from Northern Thailand: Krista Rau, April Reber, Jolysa Segwick, and Belinda Ramirez Spencer, Oct. 2013

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Sat. Session 4A: Navigating the Tenuous Space Between Past and Future: Hmong Perspectives on Discontinuity from Northern Thailand

  • This is Like Dying While Still Being Alive: How the Hmong Engage in Street-Level Politics
    April Reber, Brigham Young University
  • Cultural Revision Through Religion: A Messianic Hmong Approach in Northern Thailand
    Belinda Ramirez Spencer, Brigham Young University
  • Where Do the Spirits Reside?: Hmong Sacred Places Now and Then
    Krista Rau, Brigham Young University
  • A Shift in Priorities: The Motivations Behind Hmong Urban Migration in Northern Thailand
    Jolysa Segwick, Brigham Young University

Moderated by Jacob R. Hickman, Anthropology, Brigham Young University.

Part of the second Hmong Across Borders conference on October 4-5, 2013 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Hosted by The Consortium for Hmong Studies between the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference was possible thanks to the support of the Luce Foundation, the University of Minnesota’s Imagine Fund for Special Events, Asian American Studies Program, Immigration History Research Center and Archives (IHRC), the Institute for Advanced Study, the Hmong Studies Consortium, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

hmong heartsPreceded by Sat. Session 3A, “Refugee Archive: Debt and Hmong History”, and Sat. Session 3B, “Architectural Space, Design and Hmong Identity”.

Concurrent to Sat. Session 4B, “First Contact: Hmong Confront the West and Westerners”.

Followed by a keynote address by Bruce Downing, “Hmong Research–Then and Now”.

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